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Nazrien Kader is a member of the executive committee of Deloitte Africa, the managing partner for Deloitte taxation services in Africa (representing 15 English-speaking countries), and a member of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) tax and legal executive. Nazrien is responsible for the strategic direction, operational execution and overall leadership of the Africa tax executive. Nazrien also leads the financial services industry tax (FIST) team for Deloitte Africa.
Nazrien has more than 22 years of experience in the area of corporate tax. She advises clients primarily in the financial services industry (her clients include global corporate listed multinational entities) across the spectrum of income tax issues.
Over the past two decades, Nazrien has played a senior advisory role in several major complex corporate transactions. These mandates have included structuring from an income tax perspective, tax opinions on specific transactions, application to the respective revenue authority for specific dispensation where there is ambiguity, tax dispute resolution and restructuring to avoid penal consequences.
Nazrien is often invited to speak at tax conferences and tax seminars and has authored articles in a number of tax publications and newspapers. Nazrien regularly participates in panel discussions on national television and on tax proposals and developments.
Nazrien (a chartered accountant with a Masters in Tax Law) has held several positions both within and outside of Deloitte since joining the firm in early 1995. She served as an ambassador for the Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP): Women In Focus initiative, she is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) disciplinary panel and a member of the Income Tax Court of South Africa. She currently serves as technical adviser to the CFO Forum, South Africa.
Some of her more prominent roles have included being a former member of the board of SAICA, a former director of the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund, former chair of the SAICA Eastern region taxation committee and past-president of the SAICA Eastern region executive
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